PHOTOS: Nelson’s 2023 Polar Plunge

The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill MetcalfeThe 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Photo: Bill MetcalfePhoto: Bill Metcalfe
The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A couple of lifeguards from Baywatch took part in the Polar Plunge, helping everyone stay safe. Photo: Bill MetcalfeA couple of lifeguards from Baywatch took part in the Polar Plunge, helping everyone stay safe. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Some swimmers were unfazed by the frigid water. Photo: Bill MetcalfeSome swimmers were unfazed by the frigid water. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Photo: Bill MetcalfePhoto: Bill Metcalfe

This year’s Polar Plunge on Jan. 1 at Lakeside Park attracted hundreds of swimmers and onlookers. Organizers said it was perhaps the biggest crowd ever at the annual event.

The Polar Plunge was organized by, and was a fundraiser for, Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Friends of Kootenay Lake.

The organizers estimate that about 120 people took the plunge. They said the event, which cost $2,300 to produce, earned $7,753 in donations and sponsorships.



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